Both Members of This Club. Detail: Spectators.
George Wesley BELLOWS
20th c American Ashcan School Painting
(Columbus; OH, 12 Aug 1882 - 8 Jan 1925, New York)
New York. New York. United States.
Washington D.C. National Gallery of Art.
At the time of this painting; public boxing matches were illegal in New York City. In order to circumvent the law; private organizations would make prospective fighters temporary members of their clubs just for the night of the boxing match.
BELLOWS George Wesley (aka George Bellows) | Both Members of This Club. Detail: Spectators. | 1909 | American | Ashcan School